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    This is an untutored group specifically for individual artists to work from the model. We wish to encourage artists to pursue their own vision.

    The session typically starts with a series of short poses, followed by an extended pose after the coffee break.

    Artist tables, drawing boards and stools are available in the studio. Artists bring their own materials. (Most materials can be bought from the Centre’s art shop).

    We welcome artists working at all stages. The environment has developed into a quiet, productive and friendly one.

    Call 01296 589806 for more details or visit the group's 'Meet Up' page by clicking here.


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 14 Dec or 17 Feb

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased popularity in our Makers' Club, we are introducing some changes, effective from 5 October 2019.

    Our weekly pottery sessions will no longer include glazing - instead, to maximise the number of children we're able to work with, both pottery studios will be 'making only', with dedicated pre-bookable glazing sessions at the end of each Half Term. Details can be found below.

    The maximum capacity for each pottery making session (and our Creative Arts & Crafts class) is 10. For other activities such as Woodcarving, the capacity is 8. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event that a particular class is full, you would need to select an alternative creative activity.


    GLAZING YOUR WORK

    Our Half Termly glazing sessions will run from 1pm. THere will be 30-min slots available, which must be pre-booked. Each slot can include up to 6 students.

    To book a sloy, contact the Centre (01296 424 332) and book over the phone or book in person on a Saturday during the Makers' Club.

    Advance payment is required (£5 / £4 members). The cost covers the tutored session plus all of glaze materials and firing costs.

    PLEASE NOTE: The cost of clay / first firing in the pottery making sessions will be reduced to reflect this new system.


    You can collect your pottery work Monday to Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 4pm until Friday 20th December.
    Children Saturday Makers’ club will resume on Saturday 11th January 2020.

    Please note that the Arts Centre team will be monitoring the effectiveness of the new system. Please feel free to report any suggestions and feedback via email to info@qpc.org

    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

    Sat 11 Jan
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Dee

    Sat 18 Jan
    Creative mixed crafts with Annie
    Pottery (making only) with Stacey and Pippa

    Sat 25 Jan
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Stacey

    Sat 1 Feb
    Creative mixed crafts with Annie
    Pottery (making only) with Pippa and Stacey
    Woodcarving with Jeremy - 9+ ONLY

    Sat 8 Feb
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Dee

    Sat 15 Feb
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Stacey
    Glazing sessions (1-1.30pm, 1.45-2.15pm and 2.30-3pm)
    Places must be booked and paid in advanced for the glazing session

    No sessions on Sat 22 Feb

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    For ages 7-11*
    * Ages 5+ can attend the Creative Art & Craft sessions, when accompanied by an adult.

    Our Saturday Makers' Club offers young artists a variety of fun, hands-on workshops, exploring a wide range materials and techniques from an array of artistic disciplines. Students have the chance to develop their own ideas with guidance from our experienced tutors.

    We offer Pottery and Creative Art & Craft every week, plus a third class which varies throughout the term - be it woodcarving, crochet or special themed crafts to celebrate a special time of year.

    PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased popularity in our Makers' Club, we are introducing some changes, effective from 5 October 2019.

    Our weekly pottery sessions will no longer include glazing - instead, to maximise the number of children we're able to work with, both pottery studios will be 'making only', with dedicated pre-bookable glazing sessions at the end of each Half Term. Details can be found below.

    The maximum capacity for each pottery making session (and our Creative Arts & Crafts class) is 10. For other activities such as Woodcarving, the capacity is 8. We operate on a first-come-first-serve basis. In the event that a particular class is full, you would need to select an alternative creative activity.


    GLAZING YOUR WORK

    Our Half Termly glazing sessions will run from 1pm. THere will be 30-min slots available, which must be pre-booked. Each slot can include up to 6 students.

    To book a sloy, contact the Centre (01296 424 332) and book over the phone or book in person on a Saturday during the Makers' Club.

    Advance payment is required (£5 / £4 members). The cost covers the tutored session plus all of glaze materials and firing costs.

    PLEASE NOTE: The cost of clay / first firing in the pottery making sessions will be reduced to reflect this new system.


    You can collect your pottery work Monday to Thursday from 10am to 8pm and Friday from 10am to 4pm until Friday 20th December.
    Children Saturday Makers’ club will resume on Saturday 11th January 2020.

    Please note that the Arts Centre team will be monitoring the effectiveness of the new system. Please feel free to report any suggestions and feedback via email to info@qpc.org

    CLASSES TO RESUME ON SATURDAY 11 JANUARY

    Sat 11 Jan
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Dee

    Sat 18 Jan
    Creative mixed crafts with Annie
    Pottery (making only) with Stacey and Pippa

    Sat 25 Jan
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Stacey

    Sat 1 Feb
    Creative mixed crafts with Annie
    Pottery (making only) with Pippa and Stacey
    Woodcarving with Jeremy - 9+ ONLY

    Sat 8 Feb
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Dee

    Sat 15 Feb
    Creative mixed crafts with Pippa
    Pottery (making only) with Elizabeth and Stacey
    Glazing sessions (1-1.30pm, 1.45-2.15pm and 2.30-3pm)
    Places must be booked and paid in advanced for the glazing session

    No sessions on Sat 22 Feb

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    PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR ANY CHANGES TO OUR POTTERY SCHEDULE

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    An open pottery class for experienced potters only.

    Fantastic facilities available, including five wheels. Students should pay at reception on arrival.

    This is a drop-in workshop, no advanced booking is necessary.


    Autumn / Winter 2019-20 Season Calendar:

    Sat 11 Jan
    ONLY glaze room available (1.30-4pm)

    Sat 18 Jan
    Both pottery and glaze room NOT available

    Sat 25 Jan
    Both pottery and glaze room available (1.30-4pm)

    Sat 1 Feb
    Both pottery and glaze room NOT available

    Sat 8 Feb
    ONLY glaze room available (1.30-4pm)

    Please note that the above schedule might change nearer at the time.


    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

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    Saturday 1st February, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    Surprise your loved one this year and create your own Valentine’s card design in this workshop (suitable for beginners to linocut).

    You will be shown how to use linocut tools to create your own bespoke Valentine’s card design. You will leave the workshop with your personalised linocut stamp and cards to take away.

    What to bring:
    - Example designs will be provided, but you can bring any specific cards / images you want to use for inspiration
    - A pencil (if you wish to make notes) a handout will be provided

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 8 Feb, 15 Feb, 29 Feb (No class on 22 Feb), 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will give you an introduction to watercolours. It is suitable for beginners, those returning to using watercolours, or those wanting to try out different techniques. You will learn some of the basic techniques such as blending, washes, and wet on wet to paint a range of subjects.

    What to bring
    - Selection of watercolour paints (either pans or tubes)
    - Selection of brushes (such as Daler Rowney size 8 and 2 round, and at least one flat brush 1/2 inch - 1 inch, and a fan brush)
    - Watercolour paper
    - Water pot (old tall plastic tubs work well for this such as soup tubs!)
    - Masking tape
    - Masking fluid (needle tip or bring a brush to use with this),
    - Paper towels
    - Mixing palette
    - Small painting sponge
    - Pencil
    - Rubber
    - Ruler

    If you have any further questions please email Leila on: Leila_Ward@msn.com

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    Three-week course: 29 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Learn the basics of carving wood, including the design and creation process, how to choose the type of wood and how to look after your carving tools!

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 29 Feb, 7 Mar, 14 Mar, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    Work with an experienced tutor to discover the hand-building techniques of pinching and coiling to create different pieces of ceramic.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 7, 14, 21 March, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    This course will introduce you to beginner drawing techniques- looking at equipment, how to show depth through shading and perspective, and how to draw through identifying shape, form and texture.

    This workshop is aimed at beginners to drawing, and art in general, and those looking to improve their drawing skill. Adults (age 13 years +)

    Students should bring a selection of pencils (H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B), an A4 sketch pad, a rubber, a pencil charpener and a ruler.

    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    with Charlie Butters

    An opportunity to work with an experienced tutor to learn the key principles of throwing cylinders at the potters’ wheel.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 25 Apr, 2 May, 9 May, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Leila Ward

    What the course is about:
    This course will give you the opportunity to learn more and practice drawing perspective, texture, and light and shade. It will help you to refine your skill and style.
    This is suitable for those with a little drawing experience, particularly those who have completed my 3 week Beginner’s drawing- Part one course. Full tuition and demonstrations will be given.


    What students should bring along:
    Selection of drawing pencils: H, HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
    A4 Sketch pad
    Rubber
    Putty rubber
    Pencil sharpener
    Ruler


    About the Tutor

    Leila Ward is a Tring-based artist who studied Art and Design at Loughborough University School of Art and Design. She has experimented with different mediums over the years, and particularly likes drawing/ painting animals, and using watercolour, acrylic, and printing techniques. Leila runs the Tring Art Society, and enjoys making art more accessible to others, showing people that anyone can create art.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 6, 13, 20 June, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    with Jeremy Turner

    Learn the basics of carving wood, including the design and creation process, how to choose the type of wood and how to look after your carving tools!

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions

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    Three-week course: 6, 13, 20 Jun, 2:00pm-4:00pm
    with Helen Neighbour

    Learn about the techniques of decorating and adding texture to hand-built pieces of ceramic, with guidance from an experienced tutor.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

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    Three-week course: 27 Jun, 2 Jul, 11 Jul, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    with Charlie Butters

    An opportunity to work with an experienced tutor to learn the key principles of throwing cylinders at the potters’ wheel.

    Places must be booked in advance for this course

    Click here for Terms & Conditions